Scripture Verse

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, because His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 118:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 319. Al­so see His Ten­der Mer­cy.

Music: Stone­field Sam­uel Stan­ley, 1810 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Stan­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Give thanks and praise to God above,
For ev­er­last­ing is His love;
Praise Him, ye saints, your Sav­ior praise,
Forever good in all His ways.

Let all His servants tell abroad
The ne­ver-failing grace of God;
Let all who fear Je­ho­vah’s name
His ev­er­last­ing love pro­claim.

In bondage of distress and grief
To God I cried, and sought relief;
In wondrous love He heard my plea
And set my soul at liberty.

Though foes assail I will not fear,
For at my side the Lord is near;
The Lord my helper, I shall win
The vic­to­ry o’er the hosts of sin.

Who put their trust in God most high
On ev­er­last­ing strength rely;
Their confidence shall pass away
Who make the arm of flesh their stay.